Herman Cain shows Constitutional ignorance

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So Herman Cain is not just ignorant about the Second Amendment and its incorporation, but also hasn’t a clue about how the Constitution is actually amended.

Herman Cain tried to clean up the running confusion over his position on abortion last night, but in the meantime opened questions about his grasp of the Constitution.

In an interview with David Brody last night, Cain said he’d sign a pro-life constitutional amendment if it crossed his desk as president.

“Yes. Yes I feel that strongly about it. If we can get the necessary support and it comes to my desk I’ll sign it,” he said. “That’s all I can do. I will sign it.”

Since when do Presidents sign Constitutional amendments?

They don’t.

Since the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process, the joint resolution does not go to the White House for signature or approval.

I will say this.  I’d rather have someone like Cain, who will hopefully appoint a lot of very smart, Constitutionally savvy people to advise him if he ever wins public office, than a Constitutionally savvy President who plays games with the document and bends and molds it to his vision in order to gain more power.

h/t: Doug Mataconis

They have it backwards

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Lawmakers are apparently perfectly happy to slash the benefits of this nation’s warriors – the same warriors they send to wars to get maimed.

The government’s promise of lifetime health care for the military’s men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits.

Republicans and Democrats alike are signaling a willingness — unheard of at the height of two post-Sept. 11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — to make military retirees pay more for coverage. It’s a reflection of Washington’s newfound embrace of fiscal austerity and the Pentagon’s push to cut health care costs that have skyrocketed from $19 billion in 2001 to $53 billion.

Apparently lifetime health care for Congresshits is still safe from cuts.

You have GOT to be kidding me!

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I don’t get this.

Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday that the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive.

“I recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts in a range of areas, from community outreach to national security,” Cole told a panel at the George Washington University law school.

So law enforcement agencies are no longer allowed to link a religion that has been responsible more than any other by far for terrorist attacks in the United States to… um… terrorism.  We’re no longer going to train law enforcement officers and national security officials in reality, because some douchebags are offended by facts?  And what douchebags would those be?

The move comes after complaints from advocacy organizations including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others identified as Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the 2004 Holy Land Foundation terror fundraising trial.

Yep.  Those douchebags!

These people (and I use the term loosely) have pressured our national government, that has one of its main priorities an obligation to defend the populace from violence, into ignoring the link between a religion that has attacked the United States more than any other and violence.

Let’s take a look!

Islamic Extremism

1977 Hanafi Siege
1989 firebombing of the Riverdale Press
1990 Assassination of Meir Kahane by Egyptian
1990 Assassination of Rashad Khalifa for questioning Koranic verses
1993 Shootings at CIA Headquarters
1993 World Trade Center bombing
1993 New York City landmark bomb plot
1997 Empire State Building shootings
1997 Murder of Prison Guard by Haneef Bilal [73]
2000 H. Rap Brown(Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin) shoots two police officers
2000 New York terror attack
2000 millennium attack plots
2001 September 11 attack
2002 Los Angeles Airport shooting
2002 José Padilla (Abdullah al-Muhajir) Plot
2002 Buffalo Six
2002 John Allen Muhammad (Washington Sniper) killings
2003 Columbus Shopping Mall Bombing Plot
2004 financial buildings plot
2005 Los Angeles bomb plot
2006 Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar SUV attack
2006 Sears Tower plot
2006 Seattle Jewish Federation shooting
2006 Toledo terror plot
2006 transatlantic aircraft plot
2007 Fort Dix attack plot
2007 John F. Kennedy International Airport attack plot
2009 Little Rock recruiting office shooting
2009 Bronx terrorism plot
2009 Dallas Car Bomb Plot by Hosam Maher Husein Smadi [74]
2009 New York Subway and United Kingdom Plot
2009 Fort Hood shooting
2009 Colleen LaRose arrested (not made public until March 2010)
2009 Failed Christmas bombing of Northwest Flight 253
2010 Attempted suicide car crash on Whitestone Bridge
2010 2010 Times Square car bomb attempt
2010 King Salmon, Alaska local meteorologist and wife assassination plots
2010 Alleged Washington Metro bomb plot
2010 Alleged car bomb plot against Portland,Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony
2010 Alleged plot to bomb military recruiting center in Catonsville, Maryland
2010 Abu Talhah al-Amrikee death threats to South Park Creators- See: Zachary Adam Chesser [75]
2011 Alleged Saudi Arabian student bomb plots
2011 Manhattan terrorism plot

And this doesn’t even include the attempted attacks by the likes of Richard Reid, al Q’aida plans to bomb the International Monetary Fund, New York Stock Exchange, Citigroup and Prudential buildings that was broken up after arrest of computer expert in Pakistan and plotters in Britain, the Crotchbomber and the foiled Times Square plot.

But apparently to CAIR it’s more important to stroke the petty little feelings of perpetually outraged Muslims than it is to ensure the citizens of this nation are safe from violence.  It’s more important to wield their influence over the government than it is to help said government perform what should be its primary function.

And this administration apparently thinks it’s more important to lick the asshole of every offended Muslim than it is to actually do its damn job!

Got it.

What we need is…

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some armadillo control.  Maybe a background check and registration for those who want to purchase frozen armadillo.

A man used a frozen armadillo to attack a 57-year old Pleasant Grove woman, Dallas police said.

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According to investigators, the altercation occurred when the suspect was selling the carcass to the victim, who planned to eat the animal.

Eww.

So there we were…

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Isn’t that the way all good Redneck tales start?

There we were, non-ecologically friendly SUV loaded with guns and ammo, small-ish Redhead in the backseat all ready to blast some targets with a politically incorrect 9mm Glock, and me and my friend Anna in the front, driving to the range without even giving a thought to what a bad mom I am, putting a dangerous killing machine in my 14 year old boy’s hands!

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Sam with Ammo.net. Sam offered me some free ammo in exchange for a review on this site. The cool thing about this company is not just that they sell inexpensive ammunition and ship it super quickly, but also that they donate a portion of every ammunition order to their customer’s chosen pro-freedom organization! The donation is contributed on the customer’s behalf with no additional cost to the purchaser!  How’s THAT for cool!

These guys are great! Here are the organizations they’ve supported so far:

I haven’t been to the range since I tore more than half my labrum in my right shoulder, and my arm most days feels like cooked spaghetti when I try to lift it.  But I figured it was time to get out there and give it a workout.

Given the subject matter and the cause, I told Sam I’d do better than just a single. I’d take two other people shooting, and we’d all contribute to the review, so he’d have three different points of view!  The ammo arrived four days after I confirmed to Sam in writing that I am over 21 years of age and am legally allowed to own it!  Talk about quick and easy!

Originally, our friend Marie was going to accompany Anna and me to the range. We were also going to take our boys.  Unfortunately, Marie couldn’t make it, so the Redhead graciously agreed to step in and contribute to this article. (And by “graciously,” I mean, he looked at the boxes of ammo that arrived in the mail and demanded to know whether one of those boxes was for him, so he could shoot his Glock.)

Yes, hoplophobes! My son has his own Glock. I keep it in my gun safe, and I will confidently turn it over to him when he is legally of age.

Go ahead. Gasp in indignant disbelief! Done? Good.

So, Sam sent me a box of .40 caliber ammo for my Glock 23, a box of .38 specials for Anna’s rifle, and a box of 9mm rounds, which were supposed to have been for Marie’s H&K. The Redhead happily took over that box and proceeded to empty the thing (plus two more we purchased at the range) into a series of paper targets.

Check out the stuff!

The good news is we didn’t have a single feed failure with the ammo Sam sent us, as opposed to the couple of boxes of various ball ammo we purchased at the range!

The Redhead loved it!  He hadn’t been to the range in a couple of years – mostly due to time constraints and my non-operational arm.  He confidently picked up the Glock, and it was like he’d been shooting it all his life!   He said it was smoother than he remembered, and he found it easy to shoot.

Anna tried out my Glock first – a .40 caliber G23, and quickly exploded into “SMOOTH!” as she went through the first magazine. Ultimately, though, Anna loves her rifle, which she loaded with the .38 special ammo .

By the way, note the very cool holster made for me by Dennis of Dragon Leatherworks!  I love Dennis, and I love the work he does, so check him out as well!

The ammunition Sam sent was top notch. I didn’t have a single misfire or jam, and neither did Anna’s rifle.

If you’re wondering how I did on my first outing since the injury… well… I sucked.  I hit my target well enough, and had it been a human, it would have been more than deceased, but my shot groups were a disaster, and you could tell my weak arm caused me to drop my muzzle, causing lots of rounds to go low and to the right.  I wasn’t surprised. I also wasn’t surprised by the vast amount of pain in my shoulder that night or the vast amount of Ibuprofen that accompanied said pain.

It’s all good. I knew it was going to be rough the first time out, and I know the more I use it, the better and stronger my arm will become. Modified push-ups, here I come!!!

So here’s what I will tell you.

Go shoot.

Go shoot a lot, and make it an outing with friends, kids, etc.

And when you do go, check out Ammo.net – not just because they ship quickly and will donate to your favorite pro-liberty charity when you purchase from them – but because they have a great selection of 9mm, .40 caliber, .38 special and any other type of round you can imagine.

And because we should always support our allies – folks who do honest business and who support liberty – in any way we can!

Thanks, Sam!

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